Peggy L. Burke



Peggy L. Burke, 60, of Wetumpka, Alabama, formerly of Pataskala, died peacefully May 30, 2013, surrounded by her loving family. She was born on April 18, 1953, in Paintsville, Kentucky to the late Jake and Mexie (Cox) Bates. Peggy had a tremendous love for family, and she never knew a stranger. She enjoyed scrapbooking, sewing, gardening, and traveling with the […]

J. Dale Hoskinson



A funeral service for J. Dale Hoskinson, age 72, of Newark, will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 6, 2013, at the Heath Chapel of the Henderson- Van Atta-Stickle Funeral & Cremation Service with Pastor Dave Mason officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery. Dale passed away June 1, 2013, at Licking Memorial Hospital and was born […]

Jenae’ Madison McNichols



A service celebrating the life of Jenae’ Madison McNichols, age 16, of Hebron, was held June 4, 2013, at Lakewood High School with Rev. Chris Whitehead officiating. Burial followed in Fairmount Cemetery. Jenae’ passed away Friday, May 31, 2013 at The Ohio State University Medical Center following complications of an auto accident. She was born March 26, 1997, in Columbus, […]

Dale A. Ruff



Dale A. Ruff, age 52 of Lancaster, passed away May 30, 2013, at his residence. He was a sales representative for Elite Fire Services and loved the Cincinnati Bengals and The Ohio State Buckeyes football teams. He also enjoyed playing golf. He is survived by his wife, Cassandra; sons, Doug Ruff, Adam Ruff both of Baltimore, and Zachary Ruff of […]

United Day of Caring seeking projects



NEWARK – Licking County’s United Way Day of Caring is set for noon to 5 p.m. on Friday, September 27. Each year, Licking County United Way unites hundreds of people, for one day, to make a difference in Licking County. Project registration forms are due Friday, June 21. Volunteers like to be busy! Projects should require three to four hours […]

Police activity reports



Compiled from selected police activity reports. Buckeye Lake • May 24: A suspicious person was advised to leave Goodwill store. • May 24: A North Bank Road man reported the theft of an air compressor. • May 25: A driver was cited for an equipment violation. • May 25: Police were dispatched to a possible fight in the parking lot […]

Works starts on I-70, Ohio 79 interchange



BUCKEYE LAKE – ODOT District 5 recently released its schedule for lane restrictions this summer as it renovates the I-70 and Ohio 79 interchange. Work began June 3 and the project will affect traffic on both I-70 and Ohio 79 with various restrictions and ramp closures throughout the project. ODOT published a tentative timeline to upcoming work for the next […]

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Bargain hunters flock to National Road



HEBRON – Last weekend’s National Road Yard Sale was a bargain hunter’s paradise. Just in Licking County alone, there were hundreds of yard sales along U.S. 40 or within a block or two of the famous roadway west. Bargains ranged from a few cents to thousands for specialized farm equipment. Visitors from as far away as Holmes County went home […]

Walnut Township Schools name Cotner superintendent



MILLERSPORT – Walnut Township Local Schools will no longer share a superintendent with Berne Union schools. The two-year experiment ended when Superintendent Dale Dickson recently decided to retire. Each district paid him $70,000 a year for a total salary of $140,000. Monday night, Walnut Township board members approved a three-year contract with Randy Cotner to head the district. For the […]


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